This place isn’t really called “ghetto beach” but I’m not sure it has a name. I’d never been here before and a friend of mine referred to it as such, so the name stuck. This little hideaway is located right outside Ocho Rios, off the main highway across from Mystic Mountain. The hike down the hillside to the water wasn’t super easy to do, and getting back up was worse LOL. But it was a true little hidden treasure.
The hike down was through some thick trees which just made excellent photo opportunities. This is looking through the trees out onto the ocean.
There really isn’t much of a “beach” down here, just a small patch of free space to sit and enjoy. But we brought our own snacks and some overproof rum and cranberry juice. Anything is better with rum! Us girls mostly enjoyed the water while the guys chilled on the sand.
Interestingly enough there was a little cook shop down here! Some rasta had a little shack and was cooking up and selling fish. The boys visited with the locals by the shack and had some of the fish while we swam. Here’s a picture of the cook shop from one side. I should have taken a picture of it, but off to the left in those trees there was a hammock hanging over the water. It was awesome.
This next picture shows how close this little spot is to Ocho Rios. That cruise ship dock is right at Ochi.
We spent a couple hours enjoying our rum and cheesebuns. The weather was cool this day and the water was refreshing. A couple of the boys enjoyed the waterfalls and there were a few other locals having a nice time down here. Not super eventful but exceptionally pretty!